Monday, January 09, 2006

A new direction

I've decided that I want to take this blog in a new direction, I would very much like thank the Rebelution team. their posts gave me the inspiration to use this blog as more than just a place to post my own selfish rantings.


After reading their Myth of Adolescence series of posts I come to think of the fact that many of the issues teenagers are faced with today, is because they have a feeling of worthlessness. This is a major cause of thoughts and attempts of suicide for many teenagers. Myself being one who has struggled with thoughts of suicide, and knowing multiple people who have tried to commit suicide. It's also a major fuel for the boyfriend/girlfriend relationships that tae place during the "teenage" years of a person's life.

Every person feels a need to be wanted. They want to feel accepted, and know that someone cares. And culture has driven many away from realizing that Christ is the ultimate answer to their problems, and they go to culture and let it dictate their everyday life. From what they eat, to how they behave, to how they dress, to what they see as right and wrong.

Culture has become the guiding force behind people's lives, and we allow it to drive us where it likes. We see our American society as "free" and yet, prayer is not allowed in schools. Unborn and living children are helplessly murdered.

We need to move in the right direction to counteract this constant degrading of culture and life.
People need to see that young people are not just "kids that can't do anything". Young people are brilliant and extremely capable, and we need to not let the restraints of cuture hold us back. And we can show our culture that we are not "teenagers". We can let our actions speak louder than our words.